University of Illinois
Smart Icing System Project
|UIUC Aircraft Icing Research
|The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
has formed an Aircraft Icing Research Center in the College of Engineering.
The purpose of this group is to identify and undertake the basic and applied
research necessary to improve the safety of flight in atmospheric icing
conditions. An interdisciplinary team of 10 faculty from 3 departments
and a variety of disciplines have developed the concept for the UIUC Aircraft
Icing Research Center over the last few years. Initial funding has
been provided by the University Critical Research Initiatives Program and
began on July 1, 1997.
|The objective of this research is to improve
the safety of aircraft operating in atmospheric (including ground) icing
conditions. The approach is to improve the ice tolerance of aircraft
by developing autonomous systems which will sense changes in aircraft performance
and handling qualities and respond in a human centered fashion to enable
the aircraft to maintain control and flight safety. We are conducting
the fundamental research necessary to develop such a smart icing systems
concept. The funding for this research is being provided by the NASA
Lewis Research Center.
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|Smart Icing Systems Summaries
|The following two slides summarize the
SIS Concept and Program in a brief format. The slides are available
in .pdf format for quick download.
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